Once a submission is delivered, we do not have any way to influence the way that partner sites categorize your album. When they receive content, they label it as a Single, EP, or an Album based on how many tracks are on the project, and the total run time. Releases that meet the requirements below, Apple will automatically insert "- EP" to the title if you do not already have "- EP" in the title of your album. Album Releases that meet the requirements below will be distributed to Apple as an Album:. Album Releases that meet the requirements below will be distributed to Spotify as an Album:. Is digital distribution available in my country? How long does it take for you to process an update after my submission has been already delivered? How can I update my distribution's Territory Restrictions? What is the difference between Single, EP and Albums?
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With TuneCore you can distribute Singles and Albums to the digital stores. Each store has its own way of categorizing content. TuneCore cannot control how the stores group and format their content. If a single track is 10 minutes or longer, iTunes will automatically sell the release at an album price. In iTunes In order for a release to be considered an EP, it must meet one of the following two requirements:. If your release meets the above requirements and you do not have "- EP" in the title of your album, iTunes will automatically insert "- EP" in the title when delivering your album to the store.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc CD , vinyl , audio tape , or another medium. The album was the dominant form of recorded music expression and consumption from the mids to the early 21st century, a period known as the album era. The 8-track tape was the first tape format widely used alongside vinyl from until being phased out by and was gradually supplanted by the compact cassette during the s and early s; the popularity of the cassette reached its peak during the late s, sharply declined during the s and had largely disappeared during the first decade of the s. Most albums are recorded in a studio ,  although they may also be recorded in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places. The time frame for completely recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process usually requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, and then brought or " mixed " together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live", even when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation , to assist in mixing different takes; other locations, such as concert venues and some "live rooms", have reverberation, which creates a "live" sound.
In music , a single is a type of release , typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download , or video release. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. Despite being referred to as a single, in the era of music downloads , singles can include up to as many as three tracks. The biggest digital music distributor, iTunes Store , accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single. Historically, when mainstream music was purchased via vinyl records, singles would be released double-sided.